Thursday, July 20, 2017
African Briefs
Vendors in Tears as Zambia’s Biggest Outdoor Market Burns
July 12, 2017
It is also said to be a facility that prohibits cooking and fire inside the market. ... read more »
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Kenyan Nurses Push the Envelope
July 11, 2017
But the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, which must approve the salary demands, has now rejected the agreement and local governors say they will not approve any pay increase due to the large sum of money involved. ... read more »
Liberian Quiltmaker Recalled in Documentary to be aired by BBC
July 11, 2017
The satin quilt, 9 feet square, carried by Martha Ricks, was embroidered with a coffee tree in full bloom, complete with red and green berries. ... read more »
Windows of Nigerian Activists Charge Shell Oil with Complicity in Hangings
July 5, 2017
After decades of oil spills in the Ogoni region, toxic damage is so severe that the U.N. estimated it would take 30 years to clean up the area. ... read more »
Literary Prize for Sundanese Writer, Masekela Picks up PhD in Music
July 5, 2017
Writer al-Fadil will receive $9,000 while Max Shmookkler who translated the book from Arabic will receive $4,000. ... read more »
Rwandans Recall End of Genocide on ‘Liberation Day’
July 5, 2017
As in previous years, it is expected that the Government will hand over homes to vulnerable citizens who need shelter. ... read more »
Sit-Ins Win Gov’t Promise of ‘Immediate’ Jobs for Jobless Tunisians
June 25, 2017
The deal calls for 1,500 jobs in oil companies, a budget of $32 million for a development fund and another 3,000 jobs in environmental projects. ... read more »
Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel
June 25, 2017
Feeding this growth is the rise in Africa’s middle class and rapid urbanization. ... read more »

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